June is Lane Courtesy Month on June, 2023: has any celebrity in Hollywood ever served time in jail for what they had done?
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Other celebs who did time
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ: In June 2004, the Lost and Girlfight star went to jail for
a hit and run, drunken driving and driving with a suspended license in Los Angeles. While filming Lost in 2005,she was arrested again on DUI suspicion in Hawaii. Rodriguez paid a $500 fine and spent half of a five-day sentence in jail instead of doing 240 hours of community service. That arrest, however, violated the probation she was already on in Los Angeles, and she was sentenced to 60 days in jail there. But due to overcrowding, she served less than a day.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.: The star of Chaplin, Natural Born Killers and Ally McBeal has too many arrests and prison stints for drug charges to list here. One of the lowlights: While under the influence, he wandered into a neighbor's Malibu home that he thought was his own, and fell asleep on a child's bed.
LIZZIE GRUBMAN: In July 2001, the New York publicist drove her SUV into a crowd of people outside a Long Island nightclub, injuring 16 people. After being asked by security guards to remove her father's leased Mercedes from a fire lane, she backed the vehicle into the crowd, apparently in a fit of anger. She fled the scene and was later charged with felony crimes but escaped long-term imprisonment by a plea bargain. Grubman had faced up to eight years in prison, but served only several months.
LIL KIM: In March 2005, the rapper was found guilty of conspiracy and perjury for lying to a grand jury about her friends' involvement in a 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 studios in Manhattan and was sentenced to one year and a day in the Philadelphia Detention Center, serving 10 months. She wrote more than 200 songs while in prison.
MARTHA STEWART: The lifestyle titan was convicted in March 2004 on four counts of lying to investigators and obstruction of justice after selling her shares in the pharmaceutical company ImClone, days before its application for a new drug was denied. She served five months at Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia, after which she was placed under supervised release and required to wear an ankle bracelet for an additional five months.
Celebrities Mix-Ups With the Law
JUDE LAW'S run in with the law in Romania made headlines around the world - even though it was a misunderstanding.
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Celebs are no strangers to the spotlight but lately some of them have gained media attention for all the wrong reasons. The likes of Winona Ryder, Allen Iverson and R. Kelly have all made the headlines in the past few months due to run-ins with the law. Kidzworld has the 411 on what these superstars have been up to and what is going to happen to them.
Allen Iverson not only causes a stir on the court; he's also made waves with the Philadelphia police force. Iverson was charged with 14 different offenses in July 2002, after allegedly storming into an apartment building looking for his wife. Iverson is said to have threatened two men in the apartment while in possession of a gun. Iverson could have faced up to 65 years in jail if he was found guilty on all 14 charges but all charges were dropped in September 2002 when the two key witnesses in the case refused to testify.
Winona Ryder had a rough couple of months in 2002. Not only was she accused of shoplifting over $5,000 worth of stuff from the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills, she also had her arm broken by a pushy cameraman while on the way to court. This Girl, Interrupted star was convicted in December 2002 of felony grand theft and vandalism and was sentenced to three years probabtion, mandatory pyschological and drug counseling and fines totalling $10,000. Winona's shoplifting scandal hasn't side-tracked her acting career though. It brought her flick with Adam Sandler, Mr. Deeds, a ton of press.
R&B singer R. Kelly may be crooning to a different tune if he is found guilty of the numerous child pornography charges he faces. In June 2002, R. Kelly was charged with 21 counts of child pornography possession in Chicago and in January 2003 he was charged with another 12 counts in Florida. The Chicago charges are related to a videotape found of R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. The tape was filmed sometime in late 1997 or early 1998, when the girl would have been just 14. The Florida charges relate to some still photographs found in R. Kelly's home. This isn't the first time that Kelly has had trouble with underage girls - he's already been sued civilly three different times for having sex with young girls. Oh yeah, and he also married the late R&B superstar Aaliyah when she was just 15. (The marriage was annulled.) Do you see a strange pattern here? Wonder what R. Kelly's wife and three kids have to say about his latest "mix-up" with the law?
While getting in to his rented SUV in Romania, this A.I. star was approached by a Romanian senator who accused him of stealing the vehicle, which he was positive was his brother's. A heated argument followed and Jude's bodyguard had to step in-between the senator and Jude. The police came and it turned out that it really was Jude's rented SUV... the same SUV the senator's brother had sold a few months before. Though we're sure Jude was unimpressed with being mistaken for a car thief, things could have been worse.
Help! Being sued & taken to court for a car accident I feel wasn't my fault - England?
Are you saying that you never filed a claim on YOUR insurance, due to the $500 excess? The excess is on YOUR car, if they repair it.
What you have here is LIABILITY, meaning that the other driver is suing for their car damages and lost of use. So, they are saying you are at fault for this accident, thus suing you?
Now, (IF), you filed a claim on your insurance company, and (IF), they deemed you are not at fault for this accident, then they would DENY the claim for these damages,,,,,,,,,,,period. Also, when someone sues you, then your insurance company will hire a solicitor for FREE to defend you.
As a former auto claim adjuster (US), we would fight the courtesy car fees. Just because someone has a BMW or a Rolls Royce, does not mean they are owed the same car, only a reasonable vehicle they can use to get to work and the grocery store, while their vehicle is in the shop for repairs. Just like most car policies, there is a "limit" or max they will pay for courtesy cars and if you decide to get a more expensive vehicle, then you pay out of pocket the difference.
The accident "sounds" like you are not at fault, or it could be a situation of BOTH of you are equally at fault, or 50/50. In other words, that would mean you owe 50% for his damages and he owes you 50% of your damages and (50% of your excess, or $250). But, that is dependent on the negligence laws in the UK.
IF, you never filed a claim with your insurance company, call them today.............But, if you failed to notify them back in June, 2011, then they "might" not handle due to the time frame.
Hopefully you filed back in 2011, so just let them know about the lawsuit and they will do what is best.
What's going on with Dmx now?Is he in Jail or what?
The DMX man finally cometh to court on Thursday--and was quickly senteth to jail.
A city court judge in White Plains, New York, ordered the Ruff Ryder back behind bars a day after he failed to show up for hearing stemming from his arrest earlier this month for a slew of traffic violations.
"As of right now, he's in lockup," a court clerk tells E! Online. Bail has been set at $25,000.
On Wednesday, a ticked-off Judge Barbara Leak issued an arrest warrant for DMX, known on the court docket as Earl Simmons, after his tardiness forced her to put off the proceedings for a second time.
The Grand Champ lawyer, Stacey Murray, told the court that Simmons had flown from Arizona to New York and was a no-show because he had fallen ill.
But the judge wasn't biting.
"We have granted him a number of courtesies. It ends now," she said.
The Yonkers-born hip-hop hero was ticketed June 2 after police in the Bronx pulled over his 2001 Chevy Suburban for making unsafe lane changes and driving at "unreasonable speeds."
Simmons, 35, was also cited for driving without a license and not wearing a seatbelt.
DMX has a tortured history of driving-related problems--and managing to show up for court dates.
Last September, he was MIA for a hearing in the Bronx resulting an April 2005 bust for allegedly triggering a chain-reaction crash and, yes, driving with a suspended license.
That time, his lawyer claimed the rapper-actor had rushed back from a tour in Europe but couldn't make it because "he had fallen ill."
Then last November, Simmons arrived three hours late to a sentencing hearing on a probation violation and blamed it on an asthma attack. The judge in that case tacked on an extra 10 days at Riker's Island to the 60 day jail term he was originally sentenced to stemming from a bizarre 2004 joyride at JFK Airport in which he smashed his SUV through a security gate and claimed he was an undercover federal agent. (DMX served one month of the sentence before getting out early on good behavior.)
And the hits keep coming for the hip-hopster.
In May, DMX was detained at London's Heathrow Airport after allegedly making verbal threats against the cabin crew on a Britain-bound flight. The bust-up began when the Cradle 2 the Grave star refused to buckle his seatbelt. He wound up getting off with a warning, but was banned from the airline.
Finally, just last week, DMX was rung up on a weapons charge in Arizona. He was not taken into custody, but issued a misdemeanor citation for failing to hold a permit for a concealed gun in his car. He will likely will have to pay a small fine, but won't get any jail time.
The next hearing in the New York driving case is scheduled for July 24. A little more than a week later, on Aug. 1, he'll drop his latest CD, Year of the Dog, Again. It's the first release in a new three-album deal he signed with Sony Urban after leaving his former label, Def Jam.